If you're interested in adopting any SGSR dog, please read about our Adoption Process and fill out an Adoption Application. Visit our website for more information, including Frequently Asked Questions.
~Hi everybody! My name is Gnar and I love to hear my name being called!! Not much is known about my past before I was picked up as a stray in SC and sent to a scary shelter where there were always dogs barking. I was one of the lucky ones because I got busted out of the shelter by some two legged friends from SGSR and they drove me to the vet with another lucky shepherd. I am a tad bit older than some of the dogs up for adoption, I am estimated to be between 6 and 7 years old but you couldn’t really tell that by how much I love to play with my foster sister and my two legged foster children. I absolutely LOVE running around in the backyard with my foster sister who happens to be an alumni from SGSR. We love to play keep away with toys or even the sticks that falls from the trees in the yard. We also enjoy play fighting and wrestle with each other often.
When I first came into the rescue they called me heartworm positive. I had no idea what that meant except that I wasn’t allowed to run around, play to hard or even to go to the bathroom without being on a leash. I didn’t really like the restrictions but my foster family helped me through it by letting me play around in the house and they took me for walks. Once my heartworms were gone I was allowed to be in the backyard without a leash my playful side really came out!!
I am a super Velcro dog, I like to follow my foster mommy or my two legged foster children around where ever they go in the house even if they sit on this weird white thing and do their business, (why can’t they do it outside like normal?) I may look all big, bad and tough but in reality I’m just a teddy bear who wants a forever home and lots of loving. With me being so old my foster family thinks I may have the beginnings of hip dysplasia or arthritis because of how I favor my back left leg. It is ok though because they give me this magic hot dog that has something crunchy inside and all my pain goes away!! I’m absolutely terrified of thunderstorms. I will whine nonstop unless someone is rubbing me because of how scared I get. I would prefer to go to a family with a big brother or sister like my foster sister. My foster mommy thinks I have a high prey drive because I like to chase the squirrels that venture in our yard. I think that also means no cats but my foster mom isn’t sure of this. A semi-active family that doesn’t have a lot of stairs and that can teach me new tricks would probably be best for me because of my hips. I don't mind going into my crate but my foster mommy says I don't need it because I'm so well behaved when no one's home. Well guys, I need to go because my foster mommy says that I’ve been on the computer too long. Bye, everyone!!
Our adoption process consists of a telephone interview, a call to your veterinarian and a home visit. If you have any questions about the adoption process please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
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